The leader of the British National Party says Russia’s decision to introduce anti-gay laws is because the country favours “traditional values” and has told Stephen Fry to “get over it!”
On Thursday, Nick Griffin, BNP leader and MEP for the North-West of England tweeted the gay author, actor and broadcaster to say: “Some people & nations just favour traditional values – get over it! Russia has rights too.”
He said: “An absolute ban on the Russian Winter Olympics of 2014 on Sochi is simply essential. Stage them elsewhere in Utah, Lillehammer, anywhere you like. At all costs Putin cannot be seen to have the approval of the civilised world.”
Nick Griffin is known for his homophobic remarks.
It was over the decision of Reading County Court to rule in favour of Michael Black and John Morgan; the pair were prevented from sharing a room together at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Cookham, Berkshire, in March 2010.